Universiade: France baseball team steals the show with 4-3 over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though Taiwan’s baseball team scored the first point of the game in the fifth inning, the French team managed to reverse their fortune at the final inning,...

CWB says Typhoon Hato is approaching and a sea warning may be issued in the evening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though the summer heat continued to permeate across the island as of now, the Central Weather Bureau announced Sunday afternoon that the 13th typhoon of the year...

Taiwan's flag seen waving among the audience at Universiade opening ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to pressure from China, the name Chinese Taipei and a separate flag have long been used by Taiwanese athletes to represent their team and country at internat...

Cambridge University Press pulls journal articles on its Chinese website to comply with Beijing’s censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 academic articles of the China Quarterly, a scholarly journal focused on China-related studies published by Cambridge University Press (CUP), were removed fr...

Taipei city introduces traffic controls and stricter security for Universiade opening ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade is opening Saturday evening at Taipei Stadium, where traffic controls will be in place in the surrounding areas starting from 3 p.m...

Chinese streaming service cancels Taiwanese TV series that portrays Sunflower Movement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan site of iQiyi (愛奇藝), a Chinese streaming platform, pulled off the Taiwanese television series “Days We Stared at the Sun II” (他們在畢業的前一天爆炸2) aft...

Man jumps off train platform at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man jumped off a railway platform at Taipei Main Station Sunday morning and was hit by an incoming train, said Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 台鐵) on its ...

Government’s report shows glass ceiling against women in Taiwan’s work environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report released by Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance August 8 revealed that the glass ceiling is still prevalent in Taiwan’s work environment, making women a...

Tainan introduces English-friendly temples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its goals to make English the second official language of the city and boost tourism, Tainan City Government introduced the “English-friendly temples&rdqu...

Taiwanese tennis star Lu Yen-hsun wins Chengdu Challenger singles title Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) beat his Russian opponent Evgeny Donskoy in the final of Chengdu Challenger Sunday morning, adding up the number of his Chal...

Taichung Power Plant shut down for emergency troubleshooting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Power Plant Unit 1 was shut down for emergency troubleshooting due to abnormal sounds in the generator, but the operation of the unit would resume at 6 a...

Hong Kong dissident bookseller hopes to open a bookstore in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), the former owner of the dissident Hong Kong bookstore Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣書店), said Saturday that he hoped to open a new Causeway Bay in Taiwan but w...

Ministry of Interior says Taiwan's crime rate has declined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The crime rate in Taiwan during the first half of 2017 declined by almost 2 percent compared to the same period in the previous year, with total reported cases around...

Taichung Comic Arts Festival to open in central Taiwan on August 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Taichung Comic Arts Festival will soon kick off at Taichung Cultural and Creative Industries Park (台中文化創意產業園區) from August 11 to September 24. Taichung City G...

Netflix to launch the first Chinese-language original series from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American streaming platform Netflix announced on August 4 that it would launch its first Chinese-language original series, “Bardo” (擺渡身), from Taiwan ...